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funding for this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, the john d. and catherine t. macarthur foundation, and union bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide range of companies, from small businesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> the betting scandal that threatens international cricket
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-- a special report of the personalities at the heart of the network. the underworld bookies in the men's they make on the turn of the single critic paul. >> bookies and make bets on every ball -- gambling runs in the blood. >> welcome to gmt. in george alagiah. still in the program, 20 killed in a suicide bomb attack in the northwest of pakistan. a resurgence of extremist violence in the aftermath of the flood. securing the streets after new zealand's earthquake -- the army takes control as a family's count the cost. it is midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington. it is 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon
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in mumbai. that is where the report comes from concerning illegal gambling -- four players were involved during the recent war in england -- it has highlighted this and get back to make millions from the outcome of a single game. a look at how in the end gains are at the heart of an international network for cricket and criminality come together. >> mumbai, the maximum city of north dakota, and the center of cricket illegal gambling industry. adowy as part of the shuttle world. with millions of dollars been bet, the stakes are high. >> it is not new, and will continue. millions have been bet, and make moneyne tends to
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through. despite the controls, people are still gambling today. bookies make bets on every ball, every session. gambling runs in the blood. >> he learned to play cricket here. youngsters and dream of following in his footsteps, but it is cricket still a fair contest? between bat and ball, with the underworld try to strengthen their hold, can the authorities keep it clean? >> it is so wide in the main, the most there is proper permission for enforcement, it is hard to know who was doing what. >> [unintelligible] prices deepen -- it is time to
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bring the industry into the open, otherwise -- >> you can bet legally on horse- racing, does it bother you that you cannot on cricket? >> a little bit. you follow the form on handicapping, the jockey, and it is more transparent and what is happening in the cricket. also, tax revenues for the government -- horse-racing was not be as much as the volume of credit betting happening in india. >> deterrents players into superstars. -- it turns them into superstars. >> sanil is still busy on his phone. it is an $8 billion industry here, and everyone wants a slice of it, but few here still believe this remains the
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gentleman's game. >> joining me from our dlhi bureau is a sports consultant for the newspaper did. thank you for being with us. how ingrained is the gambling industry in the game of cricket? >> i think it is hugely ingrained, but the differences like in england, india, or the sub-continent, betting is illegal. a large amount of the money invested goes unnoticed, no one knows who is betting, how much, or on what. >> are you then implying that expecting in cricket were legalized, it would remove some of this criminality that we have seen, for example, it in pakistan's tour of england? >> it would definitely help. for instance, this alleged
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bookmaker, the middle man who took a lot of money from a newspaper -- if he had bet legally, the money have gotten recorded in some shops in england. but if done in the sub- continent, no one knows how much money. in legalized betting would mean at least if you suspect some match, you can go back and track names, find out if someone has put in in unusual bet against the odd. if you find a large number having bet against the odds and having a huge winning exchanging hands because of that -- at least a good track it down. >> raul said the police in india it turned a blind gueye? >> in india the illegal betting syndicates if caught, there is no huge criminal charges against
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them. it is an offense for which you give find a few thousand rupees. people get away with it because there is no law, no huge punishment. people here suggest that betting should be made legal -- >> ok. i'm sorry to interrupt. we have to leave it there. let's take a look at some other stories making headlines around the world. pakistan has been stuck by its third suicide bomb attack in one week. at least 20 were killed, and many more injured when the bomber drove a car full of explosives into a police station in the southwest. joining me from islamabad is our correspondent. how do you account for the sudden resurgence of extremist violence the? >> there was all in the violence
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during the flooding. it could be simply the fact that like everyone else in the pakistan, with a large portion under water, the militants also find it difficult to move around. it is certain that in the last few days the violence has returned. this is a town on the main road between the biggest province of punjab and north near waziristan. the bomber drove a car packed with explosives into an alleyway at the back of the police station. there he detonated his device. the blast was powerful enough to bring down the roof on the building. the police officers as well as children were among the dead. the children had been traveling to school when they're caught in the incident. >> this is the area where we have seen the army, military trying to strike back at these extremist forces, isn't it? >> yes, this is near waziristan with the pakistan army has been launching offensives against
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militants, and in the north also where u.s. drones have been carrying out targets in killing. perhaps not surprising that this place is not a stranger to these type of attacks. earlier a suicide bomber drove and suv into a crowd and killed nearly 100 people. it is not confined to that area. last week we sell a suicide bombing in another place. and a triple suicide bombing in a different place, also targeting the minority shi'ia community. >> the government of spain has given a cool response to the offer of the cease-fire by the separatist group eta. they call it insufficient and say the group most desist from violence permanently. two ceasefire said. before, but have both been a been a. the party is preparing to line up the leaders and youngest son as the country's next leader in
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north korea. today the capital city says they will release the crew of the south korean fishing crew seized last month. germany has decided to extend the operating life of its nuclear power station significantly. that is contentious because it overturns a promise to face the not completely over the next 10 years or so. now some power stations will be used until 2035. christchurch is under nighttime curfew. there have been nearly 100 aftershocks since the earthquake on saturday morning. the city center has been cordoned off to prevent the danger from falling building materials. >> moving in to keep control, the army has been deployed in the central business district of christ church after the worst earthquake in new zealand in 80 years. the state of emergency remains
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in force as the operation moves into full gear. here they are the motion with the earthquake did not. the prime minister says 100,000 homes, two of every three, may have been damage to some degree. buildings like this are structurally unsafe and are now being pulled down. >> the wind was getting up high, and it had to be pulled down for the sake of safety. >> when the earthquake struck it was caught on cctv at 4:35 a.m., when most were in bed. the prime minister of new zealand said it was a miracle no one died. you can see why. the earthquake on saturday was a 7.1, even greater than the disaster in haiti in january. in northwest china in april more than 2000 people were killed by a 6.9 quake.
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the strict building regulations of new zealand undoubtedly saved lives, but lives have been turned into chaos. they are assessing damage as the aftershocks continue. >> it is very unnerving. i will go up wondering, could i get back to sleep. you are not sure what the house as it is if it will be safe or not with so many cracks around. >> shops, schools, and businesses remain closed, and buildings must be inspected and made secure. >> it is a really old building and it it has --we would not be comfortable here anyway. >> the country may have escaped lightly, but the repair bill
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will be huge. the full cost of the damage to every structure is not yet calculated. >> still to come on a gmt, a new term as president -- the u.n. report blames the army for widespread atrocities. france is standing firm on its security despite weekend protests concerning the roma migrants. there will be meeting in paris and attended by ministers from european countries, canada, and the u.s. -- not people in romania are voicing their outrage at the expulsion. this concerns some delays send back from france. >> he did not have the luxury of a horse and the fans, but for six years he had a steady income, gathering scrap metal
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on a hand-held court. the french police gave him a bleak choice -- leave or be expelled. now he is determined to return. many expelled from france come from villages like this one on the far western edge of romania. for years, france has represented a lifeline for the poorest of the poor, and that is not one they're willing to relinquish easily. the party has deep roots. many here cannot read or write, and some have no identity papers are proof that they own homes or land. one unexpected consequence of the deportations has been to send them into self-defense. >> france and other countries have to stop this type of action against an ethnic group of roma in europe. europe [unintelligible]
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as in the time before the holocaust. >> some left relatives behind in france, lying low in preparation for their return. they're skilled in survival. when the wind blows against them, the wait for it to turn again in a friendlier direction. >> this is gmt from bbc world news. the headlines -- reveals the gimlets and get in india making millions from illegal cricket betting. -- the gambling outlets there. a bomb kills at least 20 ad a police station in northwest pakistan. aaron is a with the latest business news and more on the merger. >> the smaller airlines possibly
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just want to get bigger. british airways and spain's iberia have drawn up a list of 12 airlines that they have to buy or merge with once their own merger has been completed. the boss did not name any of the potential airlines involved, but they are reported to be carriers in emerging markets -- such as india or china. mr. walsh is very keen to bring ellis together under the umbrella of the newly created international airlines group which will be formed by b.a. and iberia. the senioro this during analyst -- is this a relatively two small airlines the need to get bigger? >> it is interesting this has come out with his talking to people in mumbai. he was there on a visit. this is simply about an ideal, more than a dream, what they
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would like to see occur in the years to come, long term. in other words, it is an invitation for any airlines that might think they can work well with iberia or british airways to think about joining in an international consolidation of the parent company holdings. it is not an approach -- there will not be a takeover purge of the two, but it is a plan, an ideal -- it will not betakeover. >> of course it is an ideal, which list -- some would say it is what these airlines absolutely need. if you look at continental and united merging to form the largest airline in the world -- to survive in the industry, they have to give bigger. >> that is not necessarily true. i understand from where you're coming from. it is partially true, but we must not compare european
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airlines with those in the u.s. -- its story is very different. yes, both british airways and iberia want to increase revenue, but their balance sheets are not very good. these airlines are not particularly healthy. they have a lot of work to do to merger, and do not have a lot of spare cash, so they can only talk about consolidation and put some long-term plans together. it is not necessarily the perfect way forward, and regulators will not like it either. >> it is always a pleasure, howard. let's turn our attention to the german pay round negotiations with the western region talks. we hope that the german economy is booming again. he has always put in for an
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inflation pay hike for some 85,000 steel workers who are eager to share in dispose of the economic turnaround. they immediately rejected that demand. david from the commerce bank says they are likely to settle for much less. >> 6% is the usual from their side. it is fair enough to say we should get 3% for the final outcome, but this is some kind of the usual way to begin the process. >> some other stories -- former chief executive of hewlett- packard -mr. hurd resigned involving an accurate expense receipts related to a female counter to. the company cut its profits forecast at macquarie. this includes their key units.
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the first half profits would be 25% lower than the same time when year earlier. the shares are down by 8%, but they finished down around 4%. some good news, but not as expected -- the largest steel maker of russia posted a net profit of $192 million, falling short of expectations by analysts. the u.s. operations remained in the red. no financial allure for the rest of the year. it does see global still rises rising after the third quarter. the good news story in asia for monday. this is off the back of a four- week high. off those rather encouraging numbers on the u.s. employment that came out on friday. that continues to spill into the financial market. it is a catch up for asia on that friday news -- but the big exporters rely on the u.s. and
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are benefiting. they are hoping that the was will avoid a double-dip recession. >> in rwanda the president is about to be sworn in for second term in office after being reelected last month with more than 90% of the vote. today's ceremony has been overshadowed by controversy over a united nations report accusing the army of possible genocide in the congo in the 1990's. peter reports. >> there was a huge turnout in last month's elections, 97.5%. in an interim report the commonwealth observer group said that the presidential contest was conducted in a peaceful atmosphere. but it also noted that there were areas of concern. the was a lack of critical opposition voices, and the need for greater media freedom. paul's re-election was never in
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doubt. he was not facing any real challenge. just three candidates all drawn from the government coalition. rwanda remains scarred by the 1994 genocide, but these days everyone is rwandan first and foremost rather than from a couple of tribal groups. there were accused of killing the other across the border and the democratic republic of congo in the 1990's. the report said this may have constituted genocide in you is infuriating the government of rwanda. >> this report is unacceptable, a report with an agenda. we will not accept it. more importantly, we cannot allow the history of this country to be distorted. at the same army that stop the genocide when the u.n. was watching to be accused of committing genocide in the drc.
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>> the president's supporters say he has brought stability and growth to the country since the horse from 16 years ago, but in spite of his landslide victory, there still critics who accuse him of suppressing opposition to retain the hold on power. >> joining me from new york is annika, a senior researcher on condo for human rights watch. thank you for being with us. how familiar are you with this u.n. report which is not yet published? what is the main just of its allegations? >> it is a very detailed report, 545 pages. i have read through all of it. it is a very serious and solid investigative report, carried out over the duration of 12 months by 20 investigators from the un, and not report that can
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be easily dismissed. despite the fact that it is quite uncomfortable reading for rwanda, and for a number of other countries. it is not only rwanda the played but it hasthe drc, some of the most serious criticisms. crimes of genocide may have been committed by its army, and says a court would need to decide that. at the least, the crimes against humanity were committed by the rwandan army and by a number of other rebel groups. >> can i tie this down? it is not talking about a generalized fog of war situation. you're saying the report when published will say the was something more systematic at work? >> absolutely. and remember, it is a leaked report. we do not yet have the official russian from the un.
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the report states very clearly that there are indications this was systematic and widespread and planned. -- we don't yet have the official report from the un. >> what about their defense is saying that it is a bit rich coming from the united nations which basically nearly set on its hands during the genocide, and it was paul and his troops to actually end of the genocide? >> it is true that the world did very little when the genocide was happening in rwanda, but that does not give their army corp launched a do what it likes and other parts of africa. i'm afraid is true that horrific crimes were committed in the congo by rwanda. one wrong or two wrong sonometer right here. we do have to look at what happened in the use of all -- do not make a right here. while uncomfortable reading for some, it is of vital importance to uncover the truth of what
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happened, and to ensure all those who committed crimes will be held to account. >> alright, thank you very much for being with us. if you have the views on this story, or any others we have been covering on today's gmt, we would love to hear from you. we have our own facebook page as well as updates. you will also find links to the bbc news website where there are many features and analyses. you can also fall meet at alagiah.com \ stay with us here on the bbc world news. >> hello and welcome. >> see the news unfold. get the top stories from around the globe and click to play video reports. go to bbc.com/news to
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